you have the public, again, the people you're trying to impress -- >> wait, republicans -- >> the middle guys. >> so if republicans have clarity, you think they're going to be ok? >> yeah. >> so i hear you saying, like, you're not going to have a superlegalistic, superliteral interpretation of your pledge. you're going to consider the circumstances? >> ok, since the american people in each congressional district and each senate are the people to whom these congressmen have made the commitment, they're the ones who will say, hey, what are you talking about? i didn't have to send anybody a press release in 1990 that said, did you notice bush raised taxes? ok, they noticed. so if a deal is back, if it isn't the spending you thought, if the taxes are notdy minute muss or evening out or something, and people look at it and go, that's a massive tax increase and no spending cuts, that would be very bad. and nobody can call me on the phone and say, grover, could you fix this? because despite the faptsy of -- fantasy, i'm not the guy who handles this, the american people make these decisions.